Last night, Emily was on the trampoline with her friend next door. Then, she went to their house to watch fireworks and make smores. I took this picture through a window because I knew the moment would be lost if she saw me open the door. When I watched her, I just thought she is growing up. Where's my baby girl?
Today we took the boat to the town of Sandpoint. It's a 90 minute boat road. Very pretty, very relaxing. I saw Emily on the back of the boat with her lovey that she's had since she was born. His name is Porky and he has slept with her every night for almost 7 years.
When I look at her here, I reminded that she is still a little girl.
I hope she stays that way for years to come.
This little man was out like a light in about 10 minutes.
His hair may be getting light and may even have hints of red, but his eyelashes are dark. So no, I never got my redhead.
Emily looking sweet on the boat.
Emily looking serious driving the boat.
They have a great beach area that the kids can swim and play. David took Noah walking.
Emily built a sand castle.
Ben ran around like usual.
And he jumped off the dock.
This was my attempt at being artistic and I got the legs of the lifeguard ladder to frame the photo.
When we were in San Diego in October, Noah did not like the sand. Wouldn't touch it, wouldn't walk on it. He was content to sit on a blanket and do nothing. Today, he loved the sand.
Ben looking sweet.
Noah picking up a babe on the beach.
They got along great. He's a chick magnet.
We all got ice cream. Emily went for bubble gum.
It was a perfect summer day.